His final educational backgrounds are Psychology and Photography.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are

- Beautiful Distress. Group. Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017

- Videoart at Midnight. Solo. BABYLON Film Theatre, Berlin, Germany, 2017

- #resist. Group. Goethe Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2017

- Bare Lives. Solo. Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany, 2017

- The Absence of Paths. Group. Tunisian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2017

Awards and recognitions received include:

- 2012 Production Program Award. Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

- 2010 The Fund for the 21st Century _ Permanent Collection. MoMA, New York, USA

- 2005 Best Artist Prize. 7th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Mario Rizzi is an Italian artist and filmmaker living in Berlin.
His films consider the notions of border, particularly in relation to issues of identity and belonging, and deal with the life of social outsiders, concentrating on collective memories and individual stories, often forgotten or untold. In the last 20 years his films and photographs were mainly focused on the Middle East and on the theme of migration.

About works / performance

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Untitled from "August 3rd", Photograph on Hahnemühle paper, 2016, the Artist

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The Outsider, 29-min 2K film, 2015, the Artist

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Al Intithar, 30-min HDCAM film, 2013, the Artist & Sharjah Art Foundation


Limina, 22-min Betacam SP film, 2008, the Artist

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Murat ve Ismail, 58-min Betacam SP film, 2005, the Artist

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Out of Place, 29-min 6-screen video installation, 2005, the Artist